October 24, 2016
Academics often seem to be completely separated for reality. But I was still taken aback at the student research that seemed to lack all understanding of operational reality. Why expend effort to visualize distributed UDP denial of service attacks to defend yourself, when you should be expending effort to turn off and restrict those UDP services available on the internet?! I was not the only one who found the premise ludicrous. The conference should focus on practical and useful visualizations, and case studies of operational uses, not on masturbatory displays that don't adhere to visualization principles or solve actual problems.